As the number of my guests arrive in my salon chair, I noticed the amount of damage on my guest's hair. It is often a guessing game as to why their hair and hair extensions have split ends and overall damage, but after questioning them the consensus is the "blow dry brush!"
It is not that the blow dry brush is necessarily bad to use, they do have their advantage especially to smooth, cutting down blow dry time, and adding volume, but the problem is using the brush at its highest temperature and leaving it on a section of the hair for too long. It is called a "brush," because it is intended to move and rotate like a brush.
We hair stylists use high heat blow drying with a metal round brush, but we are constantly turning the brush and spreading the hot hair in a consistent way so as not to burn our guest's hair.
Overheating the brush on fragile hair and hair extensions will immediately lead to breakage, drying out hair, and split ends. Hair extensions and highlighted hair can be very fragile and the extra concentrated heat will surely lead to damage similar to a flat iron, and we never leave a flat iron in one spot.
Our Best Advice
When using a blow-dry brush such as; L'ange Blowout Brush, Dry Bar Double Shot blow-dry brush, and Revlon brush, the key is to move the brush after a few seconds of use on each section, also rotate the brush to spread the heat.
Pay extra attention to the ends of your hair, initially focus the brush on the roots and gently move upwards to the ends of the hair in a rolling motion.
For Hair Extensions, it is best to nix the blow-dry brush entirely. The concentrated heat from the brush can destroy the hair extension attachment i.e. keratin bonds, tape hair, pull-thru and even weft extensions! It is better to use a blow-dryer with a boars bristle natural brush which will not only add shine to your hair extensions, but distribute your natural oils.
Dry hair section by section and once the area is dry, pin it to create a barrel curl. Once the entire hair is dry, use a soft hair spray and remove the barrel curl. This process will give extra volume! P.S. don't forget to use a blow-dry spray a.k.a. heat protectant prior to blow drying to diminish heat damage.
If you have an experience you would like to share, or advice regarding the use of a blow-dry brush, please feel free to comment. Sharing is caring!
If you have noticed that your hair appears drier with split ends, the blow-dry brush may be the culprit. We welcome your tips or styling advice.
Hair Extensions Background
Noelle Spinosa owner of Noelle Salon and Veila Hair Extensions, evaluates your natural hair, and listens to her the client's wishes on styling, color match, and look. She's used human hair extensions like 100% Remy human hair, or Virgin Hair (unlike Bellami hair). Hair extensions can be used for short hair or 24 inches of a full head of hair, and they have worked with different methods like tape-in extensions, clip-in hair extensions, and Keratin enjoy using the Veila Pull-thru method with the Veila Hair Extensions for ease of hair care. Styling can vary from flat iron, natural curl, or curly hair. Whether you are looking for a change of style or look for a day such as a Clip-in ponytail, having a high-quality ponytail extension can mix it up for you. Your natural hair journey with your hair growth can be enhanced with Hair extensions when protective styling is applied, and regular maintenance is used. You can change your hair in one day - feel free to reach out and explore the possibilities.